Jump to content

Third build, hybrid T-style


Recommended Posts

I guess it could be a superstrat/tele. Flame maple top, dyed greenish blue, single EMG and volume, white pickguard, reverse headstock (own design, not the one in the render), redish brown back and sides, white binding.

 

 

003b.png

 

003a.png

Edited by nakedzen
wrong image
Link to comment
Share on other sites

38 minutes ago, nakedzen said:

Yeah I guess it's obvious a tele is my favorite guitar shape. :D Also very simple guitar to practise my skills on.

def among my favs.  have 3 or 4 on hand... working on another.  

regarding your build... I think it was prostheta or perhaps scottr who I first heard "don't use black for sandback" from... something you might consider.  black tends to get a bit splotchy and bleed into other colors while a really dark blue or brown (almost black) will actually reveal more figure.  looks lovely, just a thought.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks! I can see what you mean, the sides are a bit blotchy, possibly I'll just sand it all off and do it again. Back is only red and orange dye, didn't really need any sandback for that. Did a bellycut and recess for the neck plate. 

20210510_182702.jpg

20210510_182708.jpg

20210510_182828.jpg

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

for the record wasn't necc saying it needs to be redone... just passing along a piece of advice i've found useful.  that said... I've found that doing multiple sand backs with dif colors can really pop.  also just using alcohol to draw off the top layer of color a little bit... works for me anyway. 

back looks lovely.  wouldn't touch that.  edges are a bit dark for my taste but a nice contrast.  rawk on.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, mistermikev said:

back looks lovely.  wouldn't touch that

Fully agree!

Washing instead of sanding back can sometimes work wonders. Depending on the dye, even water can work but it can also raise grain which then has to be sanded lightly.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks! I continued with the back and sides a bit, washed the back more with orange, and sanded the sides back. Looks like the CA that I used to fix a gap on the top has leached into the wood and only the black dye sticks to it. Oh well, it's only on the inside of the horn, so black it'll be.

20210512_161151.jpg

20210512_161204.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Some new progress, added some slight amount of pure blue to the edges for a burst look, sealed the back and sides with shellac and sprayed 4 very light sealer coats of nitro to the top.

Cheeky test of how it'll look with the binding.

20210514_095503.jpg

20210514_120906.jpg

20210514_121013.jpg

20210514_121224.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Looks so good! Question- I love the contour where the neck plate goes always want to try that— but do you use shorter screws?

Edited by JayT
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

yes... beat that dead horse mike v... love the back side of that.  really is a nice job.  not to overshadow your top or anything... but the backside is a real standout.  

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

New router table day! Total budget $60. 😅

Living room cabinet, free from local ads, router Bosch Colt clone from amazon $40, router insert and bits, $20 from aliexpress.

Worked flawlessly, even though I was very suspicious of my hodgebodge engineering.

Soaked the top with IPA to check how it'll look.

 

20210519_142710.jpg

20210518_162254.jpg

20210518_162249.jpg

20210519_155807.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My binding job looked like garbage, scrathced all over the top so I redid everything. :D

Oil on the back too now. Made doubly sure I won't slip with the razor this time while cleaning the binding. Argh.

 

But on the positive I like the color wayy more than before now.

20210521_203826.jpg

20210524_112159.jpg

20210524_121049.jpg

20210524_122338.jpg

20210524_131427.jpg

20210524_131435.jpg

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Didn't like the nitro I had previously from a new supplier, gave me tons of spatter. Had to sand back some of it, went back to Boston rattle cans. Worked perfectly.

 

10 coats later. Now to wait two weeks before wet sanding. Can anyone recommend good buff&polish compounds for nitro? I'm guessing any car compounds work just as well?

20210528_131130.jpg

20210528_131150.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...